Yes, you read that right. This blog has been a major distraction for me.
Yet, the doors it has opened, the interests it has spawned, the friends I've met and the communities I've discovered are so worth the time, effort, blood, sweat, tears (!)
Ha, it's not that bad but it most definitely is a commitment and one worth its weight in gold.
I was presenting a session on the benefits of blogging a few weeks ago and one participant asked, "how do you find the time?" My response, "I am a blogger. I make the time. It's that important to me."
There are HR pros, recruiters, career-advisors, coaches, leadership pros, writers and more breaking ground and making a difference every day from conferences, meetups and webinars to newsletters, radio shows, and more. For each one I linked to, there are many, many more out there.
This is not about me, it's about people knocking down doors and taking names. Here are some of the wonderful organizations and conferences I've recently had, or will have, the honor of being part of in one way or another:
Yup, this blog has been a major distraction for me . . . . and I wouldn't have it any other way.